Catching Up with Pert’ Near Sandstone as the Blue Ox Music Festival Turns 3

It’s the kind of epiphany that usually only happens to Kevin Costner in a cornfield. For Minneapolis bluegrass band Pert’ Near Sandstone, creating the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire seemed like the natural next step in a history of cultivating showcases aimed at supporting old time, roots, and Americana music in the city. After forming over a decade ago, the band began curating specialty shows, inviting local performers they loved and others they met on the road, eventually creating a Cedar Cultural Center event.

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